Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon on 1994-06-17
Greatest Story Ever Told
Lazy River Road
Wang Dang Doodle
Ramble On Rose
Black Throated Wind
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Eyes Of The World ->
Samba In The Rain
Saint Of Circumstance ->
The Wheel ->
Attics Of My Life ->
Throwing Stones ->
Not Fade Away
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Autzen Stadium - University of OregonLocation Eugene, ORSource Nuemann mics (model number unknown)>DATLineage DAT>ZA2>Samplitude 2496>CD-r (or SHN)Transferred by Chris Larson
Wang Dang Doodle patched from a different source: AKG 300B's + 98k's
Tapes provided by Tom and Roger
June 17, 2015
This must be heaven...
This was my first show in Eugene and the scene lived up to all the hype. Camping in the lot and the afternoon show time lent a unique vibe to the scene. The Furthur bus was parked out front and Kesey and the Pranksters were in attendence.
As for the show its a slightly above average 94 show, which aint sayin much. This show has some highlights, but the second set on sunday(6-19) has the best that Eugene 94 had to offer.
First set starts slow with mediocre versions of oft played tunes. It begins to perk up a bit with a solid Ramble on Rose. Black Throated Wind, Tom Thumb and the set closing Deal provide meager highlights to a so so set.
When they came out after setbreak it seemed like they couldn't decide what to play. The crowd was getting restless so Phil walked up to the mic and said, "We're workin on it, we're workin on it. We're a democratic band...really" It was pretty humorous. At setbreak my friend called the Rain>Eyes opener, the only time they ever played this combo. This Rain is the high point of the show and is VERY well played, the vibe in Autzen was through the roof. Good vibes just radiated out from the stage. My favorite version of Rain. The Eyes that follows is no 3-29-90 but it does nothing to stop to good vibes. Lots of mellow strumming and sparkling piano. Samba in the Rain was well recieved and fit the vibe perfectly. This is a really good Saint like someone pointed out below. Phil does this crazy sustained note thing during the jam that makes this a unique version. Marathon Drumz into a exquisite Wheel with an extended intro jam. A stunning Attics follows with the boys in fine voice. Average Throwing>NFA closes. US Blues was a disapiontment as they had played it just one show before in Seattle.
This is above average for summer 94 but Jerry seems half asleep for the beggining and end of the show. The highlights are most definately found in the second set. The Rain>Eyes and Saint>Drumz>Wheel>Attics are pure magic. Those moments were becoming rarer and rarer by this late date.
Decent Aud=3 stars
Rain>Eyes and Saint>Drumz>Wheel>Attics=4.5 stars
Rest of show=2 stars.
I'll give it 3 for 94.
June 15, 2011
"Down to Eugene we will go/ Hope it's not a dud/ It's gonna be my 33rd show/ A samba in the mud..."
Very, very cool. It rained a bit, and the breakout of "Rain" was very sweet. The sun came out later, & I ate a lot of puna butter goo-balls and staggered around the parking lot after the show singing, "Samba in the mud, oh baby, samba in the muuuuuuuuuuu-huuuuu-huuuud! Let's get down & dir-tay, samba in the muuuuuuud..."
April 28, 2009
Rain, I don't Mind
Grab your Hefty bag and head to Autzen stadium. A torrential downpour drenched the stands and the fans and insured there was quite a bit of extra space to shake your tree.
Rain, the second set opener was the highlight of the show, the first since the phenomenal Sunday 2003 show at Autzen. Saturday had better weather and I wasn't able to make Sunday, but this was the better of the shows.
A pretty good first set, but a unique set 2 ripped. After the show the sun came up and dried out the campground. The camp came alive and a midnight fire show was unforgettable.
For those in my camp the quote of the decade-- "Big beef ribs, get em while they are hot".